Average gasoline prices in Virginia fell 10.9 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.23/g on Monday, Dec. 5, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 4,081 stations in Virginia.
Prices in Virginia are 24.7 cents per gallon lower than they were a month ago but are still 1.7 cents per gallon higher than they were a year ago.
The national average price of diesel fell 13.6 cents in the last week and stands at $5.06 per gallon.
According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Virginia was priced at $0.32/g Monday while the most expensive was $4.49/g, a difference of $4.17/g.
The national average price of gasoline fell 15.8 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.36/g Monday, Dec. 5. The national average is down 43.0 cents per gallon from a month ago but is still 1.5 cents per gallon higher than a year ago, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 11 million weekly price reports covering over 150,000 gas stations across the country.
“For the first time in 670 days, the national average price of gasoline has fallen below its year-ago level, dropping for the fourth straight week to its lowest level since January,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. “Every state has again seen average gasoline prices drop in the last week, and it remains very possible the national average could fall under $3 per gallon by Christmas,” said De Haan.
“There has also been a drop in diesel prices, which this week will fall back under $5 per gallon, and could soon thereafter fall to their lowest level since March,” De Haan said. “However, despite all the good news about fuel prices, there may be some concerns coming as the price cap on Russian oil kicks in. Retaliation is possible, and while OPEC+ upheld production cuts from last month, they could always cut more production. For now, however, we’ll likely see another week of declines at the pump in nearly all areas.”
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